2011 Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Concept – Top Speed

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2011 Infiniti FX Sebastian Concept

Infiniti FX Sebastian Concept

Engine: V8 Horsepower @ 420 Torque @ RPM: 390 Displacement: L 0-60 time: 5.6 sec. Top 186 mph

Leading up to the Frankfurt Motor there were a few concepts we were really looking to seeing, one of them being the Sebastian Vettel Edition.

frankly, we knew very about the car other than the that it was a concept Infiniti FX. Frankfurt has come and gone, and if we do say so the FX Sebastian Vettel Concept blew us away.

It#8217;s not that it#8217;s one of the few cars on the that has been designed and with Formula One knowledge, but and Red Bull took all that and put it into an SUV that#8217;s looking to away the rest of the field.

In the decision to build the FX Sebastian Concept, the Japanese automaker more than just input; they wanted him to significant say on what the car will be on. That meant a premium on and improved downforce, as well as stylishly ….

In the end, the was even better than any of us anticipated.

UPDATE 10/11/2011: has officially given the go-signal to the FX Sebastian Vettel Edition The announcement was made by Nissan Vice President Andy stating that the successful between Infiniti and Red Bull was one of the key factors in green lighting the of the special edition SUV on a limited

In the interview, Palmer said the collaboration between Infiniti and the now F1 World Champion was not only fun for but it also brought into the capabilities of the Infiniti Performance as a potential competitor for the likes of AMG class and BMW’s M-Series.

Nissan, Infiniti’s parent released a segment of the interview Palmer, which you can watch by on the photo above.

UPDATE Infiniti has officially announced details for the FX Sebastian Vettel Check out how much it#8217;s to cost after the jump

10/28/12 . Evo Magazine takes a putting the paces on the Infiniti FX Vettel Concept. How did they to the ultra special edition Hop on over after the jump and out!

UPDATE 11/15/12: is dropping a nice surprise for all of us a new batch of photos of their special edition FX Sebastian Edition SUV. Check out the to find all the photos, all 50+ of em.

Find out more about the FX Sebastian Vettel Concept the jump.

gallery: Infiniti FX

When designing the Infiniti FX Vettel Concept, the Japanese put emphasis on the SUV#8217;s performance However, that doesn#8217;t that they neglected the aerodynamic profile. On the contrary, spent hours upon collaborating with Vettel and a from Red Bull Racing to this special Infiniti FX as edition#8217; as possible.

Most of the design elements are the Essence-inspired and a new carbon rear wing increases downforce and stability. was also extensive use of carbon the SUV, including the splitter, front grille, mirror and rear diffuser. As far as F1 inspiration is the FX#8217;s spiller and diffuser are two of the many examples, as is the central fog light, which looks to an F1 car#8217;s rain light.

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LED daytime running lights are a key highlight of the concept. Located below the front bumper, LED lights exude sports proportions that fit in with the smoke lights in the front and

Rounding out the exterior features are a set of 21 multi-spoke alloy wheels silver rims. You won#8217;t any other vehicle sporting wheels because Infiniti them specifically for this


The extensive use of bespoke fiber on the exterior wasn#8217;t on Infiniti designers. In order to the interior as lusciously high-end as the Infiniti added tailored of black carbon on the doors and console. In addition, Alcantara was on the steering wheel and gearshift with the specially designed covered in black quilted cloth finished with stitching and special SV logos.

Lastly, a metal plate on the console features Vettel#8217;s own


The Infiniti FX Sebastian Concept is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 that produces an increased of 420 horsepower, up from the standard 390 the standard FX provides. A key point in signing up for the project was that he to turn his special model one of the world#8217;s fastest SUVs. that entailed was the removal of the top speed limiter, which activated only hit 155 mph.

to a new exhaust system and a reprogrammed Infiniti was able to break from the top speed limiter to up the acceleration time (0-62 to just 5.6 seconds and increase the top of the SUV all the way to 186 mph, just as Vettel

This is the first road car I helped develop, said

Usually I have hundreds of building one car just for me. So it is fantastic for me to to the design of a car. The result is an I am very proud to have my on. It is all I hoped for: 300km/h, of downforce – and I can still fit my bike in the back.

Plus it is exclusive – and as an Infiniti that#8217;s important.


Our pricing estimate for the Infiniti FX Vettel Edition was a price of $80,000. Turns out, we way off on that guesstimate because has stickered a price of €120,000, is around $154,400 based on exchange rates.

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